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of the residents of northern california and our entire state, we join president barack obama, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and expensive network of people in saluting ambassador chris stevens who will be remembered for his strong sense of dignity, his humility and his generous service to others. he will be truly missed by all who loved him and by all he served throughout the magnitude of his life's work. thank you for this honor. [applause] >>> members of christopher stevens family, ladies and gentlemen, let me first thank chris stevens' brothers and sisters for their warm and delightful insights into what he was really like. thank you so much. that was fantastic what you did for us. christopher stevens was obviously an extraordinary human being and contributor. every year at stanford we have a group of what we call national security fellows come. they were roughly army, navy, air force, state department. a couple weeks ago we had a meeting and the first person i called on was an army colonel. i said where were you last? he said in libya. i said did y
bear was discussing obama's home state of hawaii, aloha zone. he made this astute observation. >> i have to say hawaii is one of my favorite places in the world. a lot of social problems because they don't enforce the drug laws. you know what is shock 35% of the hawaiian population is asian. asian people are not liberal by nature. they are usually more indust industrious and hard working. >> stephen: leave it to liberal media to twist that to racism. he was not being racist. he was painting an entire race with one brush. speaking of which vietnamese, great painters. did my entire garage in an afternoon. didn't use scaffolding. they hung from vines. [ laughter ] no one in the media-escape frothed harder than msnbc host and talking block of smoked gou, da. jim? >> guy who tells us he was not a racist proved himself wrong again. he was spouting off against hawaii. the congresswoman issued this statement leave it to bill o'reilly to thoughtlessly insult 1.3 million people with unsweeping misstatement. >> stephen: 1.3 million asians. you know that number is accurate because they are good
chamber is adding to the clamor, as in this ad. >> president obama secretary of state chuck hagel is not a responsible option. >> john: and really when was bill kristol really wrong about anything. and another stumble on the way to the pentagon was his lgbt rights. he rejected james hormel to be ambassador to luxembourg with frankly offensive comments. hagel told a local newspaper i'm quoting ambassadorial posts are sensitive. they're representing america. they're representing our lifestyles values and standards, and i think it's an inhibiting factor to be openly, aggressively gay like mr. hormel to do a better job. this was the late 90s and toxic homophobia was very common common, hagel has apologized for those remarks and said as secretary of defense he will support open service and lgbt military families. now the log cabin republicans the lgbt gay advocacy group did not seem too impressed. they put out an ad chuck hagel hagel's apology, too little, too late. james hormel, the man hagel rejected and slandered had a very different take. quote, senator hagel stated in his remarks
the detainee that is here. ç no control over where they will go and what they can see. the state department emphasized the visit. >> president obama made two aggressive choices to snefsh his cabinet. two major seats have to be filled. today,' announced his picks. chuck haigel aswayxr defense secretary and john brenan as director of the cia. >> they've dedicated their lives to protect their country. >> haigel, successful businessman is a decorated vietnam vet and would make history can f.confirmed. >> he'd been the first person of inlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. one of the few secretaries wounded in war. the first vietnam veteran to lead the department. >> i'll always do our best for i represent at the pentagon and citizen autos fellow republicans are not falling in lichbl he's been criticize for outspoken disapproval on the troop surge in iraq and calling u.s. supporters of israel jewish lobby. >> this is an in your face nomination. >> john brenan is not new to the agency. national counter terrorism active role in the killing of osama bin laden. >> leading the agency in whic
got out of my sickbed to go down for the announcement in the east room. president obama coming out at 1:10 and announcing the final two members of the national security team. last week he nominated john kerry, a great choice to be secretary of state. yesterday, he presented to the world his next two picks. >> obama: to help meet the challenges of our time, i'm proud to announce my choice for two key members of my national security team. chuck hagel for secretary of defense and john brennan for directorror of the central intelligence agency. >> bill: the president was adamant in his praise of hagel who the president befriended when he was a member of the senate traveled with him to iraq and afghanistan, got to know him as independent centrist moderate, republican. and was willing to stand up to the leaders of his own party and say they were wrong. originally voted for the war in iraq but then quickly decided we were in a mission that we -- that we were way beyond our original mission and was a bit critic of the war in iraq. president obama saying this is a man who will give our men
. in a report on immigration spending in the united states. on "washington journal" tomorrow morning, we will focus on president obama's announcement of the nominees we have trained all a very, the writer for congressional quarterly. and lieutenant colonel with the center of security to talk about relations between the u.s. and afghanistan and president hamed karzai and his visit to washington this week. "washington journal" is live on c-span at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> now a discussion about the special effects of defense cuts on national security. topics include poetry readiness from a potential job losses. paul wolfowitz is going to participate in this two-hour event hosted by the brookings institution. [inaudible conversations] >> good morning, everyone. welcome to brookings. i am michael o'hanlon. i welcome you here to u.s. defense strategy and the defense budget. we are honored to have robert hale here to give the keynote address to begin things. just a quick note on the agenda, after bob has spoken, i will come up and we can have some questions again, thank you all for being here. le
virginia women voted 54% in favor of barack obama. it's increasingly a diverse state, a purple state. i kind of scratch my head. how do they get their math if all they want to do is do a war on women? how do they want to expand that map if 54% of all voters are women? >> yet, jonathan, there are now four states with only one abortion clinic, mississippi, arkansas, and north and south dakota. this is often because republicans use onerous regulations, regulations, of course, that they deride in every other aspect of governance, but which they apply to prevent countless facilities from qualifying for usage. >> so, for instance, the virginia law that maria teresa pointed out, among the regulations that abortion clinics would have to abide by, abortion clinics would have to be regulated along the lines of a hospital -- a hospital operating room so they would have to have the ventilation system for a sterile environment even though one is not needed to perform an abortion. they would have to have regulated widths for hallways and doors for abortion clinics. and this is another one that is rat
in these two nominations today, because you have chuck hagel, which is the barack obama who as a state senator had established his bona fides as someone against the iraq war, and also against expansion i military engagement overseas. and that is chuck hagel. and the other side of that he has also been slower to fight the good fight some would say from his base perspective of shutting down guantanamo. he has made compromises. and he has also signed some of the defense authorization and the reauthorization acts which many civil libertarians find offensive. >> one of the interesting things about brennan is his comments about political controversies that have happened while he was in office. divert pretty strongly from what has happened as policy around him. he said at the time he withdrew his name from consideration in 2009 he wanted to be known as somebody who was against the iraq war, known as somebody who was against torture, enhanced techniques, specifically against water boarding. he said recently he is against the shifting of military power to the cia, treating cia effectively as an air for
and foreign policy of the united states and the interest of justice, i hereby order. >> four years after a bound to close guantanamo, president obama signs the national defense authorization act barring use of federal funds to transfer guantanamo prisoners to u.s. soil. 166 prisoners remain in guantanamo, which opened 11 years ago this week. 86 of them have been cleared for release. today we look at the case of one man, al jazeera's sami al-hajj, the only journalist held at guantanamo. held by the u.s. military for more than six years without charge, sami al-hajj was reportedly tortured repeatedly tortured, attack by dogs, hung from the ceiling. in january 2007, he began a hunger strike that lasted 438 days until his release. >> i go on hunger strike for many reasons. we are held in guantanamo without charge, without cause. they did not give us a chance to go to court about our case. >> today, a "democracy now!" exclusive, an extended broadcast interview with sami al-hajj from the headquarters of al jazeera in doha. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.o
and leadership of al-qaeda affiliated sorgsz one that has made the united states safer. >> reporter: president obama inherited the program from president bush but greatly expanded it. it's estimated that the current commander in chief, critical of his predecessor's conduct on the war on terror has nevertheless approved 300 drone strikes to kill an estimated 2500 people. >> al-qaeda top leadership, their external operations designed to hit us here in the u.s. and west and general taliban network and al-qaeda's low level fighters that is conducting operations and coalition forces in afghanistan. >> reporter: when asked today if john brennan directorship would result in intensification of the program, the white house declined to comment. >> shep: united nations reports that it can't get through to about one million hungry in syria. the syrian government is largely to blame. details ahead plus a new study suggests a popular blood pressure medicine could help your brain. that is coming right up. >>. >> shep: the syrian government that is shooting and bombing its people to death has found a new way
with her likely replacement democratic senator john kerry. president obama nominated him to be the next secretary of state after clinton stepped down after four years on the job. >> she has been talking to him virtually nonstop. daily phone calls a number of phone calls. he is not in the building today but as i said last week she is 100 percent committed to having the smoothest possible transition and she will be available as much as he needs her. >>> secretary clinton has said she and senator kerry are working on ways to implement the recommendations of the independent review board studying the benghazi attacks which criticized leadership and management in parts of the state department. >> thank you, molly. we are hearing from general stanley mcchrystal. the four star general became the highest ranking military officer in afghanistan as commander of u.s. forces ain't national security assistance force. in his memoir my share of the task he details his 30 year career and talks about some of the controversy. many of you will remember the controversies in a moenlt. you will hear his take
american flags and hands off my guns signs to protest president obama's quote, post sandy hook assault on gun rights. some state legislatures are carrying out that agenda, including two states where mass shootings have already occurred. for example virginia, the site of the virginia tech shootings and texas home to fort hood, they are both considering guess what loosening restrictions. but still there is room for hope. because in arizona the home of gabby if i giffords and christina taylor green in that state governor jan brewer today said she might be open to gun control measures. jan brewer, she told the arizona republic, i think gun control has been an issue that's been on the top of a lot of people's minds. it will be something that i'm sure will be addressed in the legislature, a and my ears are all open. jan brewer open to gun control. now i've heard everything. maybe, maybe something can happen maybe courageous leaders like bloomberg giffords, mcchrystal maybe they can change the world. with me is john rosenthal from massachusetts. welcome. >> thank you. >> jennifer: house leade
are brewing across the country as number of states sought to block planned parenthood accessing their fund. the obama administration has often stepped in. directly funding the organization itself, o threatening to withhold federal funding unless they refund the decision. >> every time we defund on state level the president steps in and says over my dead body. >> there is a legal battle in texas where the state demanded none of the funding go to planted parenthood and that would leave poor women without healthcare. monday, the human services commission announced it locked in more than enough doctors for the people depended on the planned parenthood for checkups. >> bret: thank you. survivor of the tucson shooting ram page is taking on the gun lobby. gabrielle giffords seds she and astronaut husband mark kelly will raise mup for gun control efforts. giffords was shot in the had in a constituent meeting two years ago. sick people were killed. high-ranking nra official will attend a meeting of vice president biden gun task force this week. president obama asked biden's group to provide recomme
's really important and significant. the reason is because new jersey is a big "d" democrat state. went for president obama in each of the two past presidential elections. so is christie the biggest contender for 2016? all right, this is a guy that -- he says what he thinks, roland. he says what he thinks. let me start off because a lot of republicans, john, have been questioning his party loyalty after the aftermath of hurricane sandy because in the final days of the campaign, he appeared with and complimented president obama. and then afterwards, he got very angry about the vote, right? and he slammed john boehner. loving obama, hating boehner, here he is. >> our delegation asked for a meeting with the speaker at that time. they were refused. i called the speaker four times last night after 11:20, and he did not take my calls. so you have to ask the speaker. it's just -- it is why the american people hate congress. >> when the president does things that deserve praise, i will give him praise. and when the president does things that deserve scorn, i'll give him scorn. >> you know what,
into weapons control in the united states. 27 people were murdered, including 20 schoolchildren. it will be ever on the 21st of january, the time of president obama as inauguration. republicans are warning that the report will have to be thoroughly looked at and discussed before they could think about moving any bills and to congress. it will have to wait until after the country's next debt crisis. >> here is a recap of our top story spread barack obama has nominated a former republican senator to be secretary of defense. if confirmed, chuck hagel would replace leon panetta. the group of u.s. banks has agreed to pay more than $19 billion to settle complaints stemming from the 2008 mortgage crisis. the group includes bank of america, which also agreed to a separate settlement. delegates from the government of the central african republic it had postponed their departure for peace talks with rebels. they were due to begin on tuesday. journalists at a leading chinese newspaper have gone on strike as disputes over press freedom. it is known for its investigative journalism. the stre
apologized callinggr the remarks insensitive. president obama did not spend a lot of time in the united states senator. he forged a relationship on candor and trust with hagel partially during trips to iraq and afghanistan. the president today said he'ds t always been impressed with willing to go against hagel's'd wisdom.ress hagel said he if he's confirmedst he'll do just that. >> pelley: what about the man nominated to be director of central intelligence, general brennan? will he have an easier time? >> reporter: probably an easier time. wi he's been the number one advisor for the president dealing with every terrorist plot-- real, imagined, large and small-- for w four years at the obama white house. 25 year veteran from the c.i.a., up from the ranks, substantial experience, good relations ons, the hill, probably a slightlyce easier time than senator hagel. a >> pelley: thank you very much. we wanted to let you know that while in vietnam chuck hagel fought alongside his younger brother tom. this is a picture of them together. one day their armored personnel carrier hit a land mine an
's role in the truce negotiations earned him praise from president obama. secretary of state hillary clinton and israeli leaders. >> and he's been doing a good job, you believe? >> i think he's doing a responsible job from his point of view. i don't think he's acting for is heart is somewhere else but his behavior is spoonable and because responsibility is needed for everybody, not only for us and for them. now morsi wants to help for a long-term peace. >> do you believe that a two-state solution that will allow israel and palestine to live side by side? >> translator: the palestinians have the full right without any interference from anyone to get whatever they want for themselves and now i'm looking forward and i'm working on achieving reconciliation between the palestinians, between fatah and the others and hamas. and it is they who will decide. i support them in what they decide. they are -- they have the right. they own the right. it's only they who have the right to decide on their destiny and, by the way, this is stated in the peace treaty, the palestinians decide on what they
of women running in a lot of states across the country. >> we'll talk again. thanks to both of you. >> thank you. >> a new report finds the obama administration spent almost $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year. that's more than it's spending on all other federal law enforcement agencies combined. a nonpartisan research group, the migration policy institute says immigration has become the government's highest law enforcement priority. it found spending last year was 15 times greater than in 1986. >>> chris christie's approval rating surged but he's getting criticized by the senate leader who say he may have prayed for superstorm sandy to give him cover for failed economic policies. he immediately apologized for the community. >>> today we're remembering richard ben cramer, he wrote one of the greatest political books ever, what it takes, the way to the white house, about the '88 km campaign. he died yesterday from lung cancer. >>> leon panetta had a little fun for the luncheon announcement for the successor. >> the time has to for me to return to my wife and three sons
at technological capacity. >> i would like to tie it back to our economy and jobs. president obama said the focus would be to increase jobs. i come back to paul. you said that the success of our [indiscernible]channel some of the budget from the dod to the state department. i take this time to say that hillary clinton is coming back to work today. i wish her great recovery. if we have projected our intent is to china and the world. looking at the way china has been aggressive many ways in the south china sea. [indiscernible]how do we look into that without freedom of navigation? how do we look into that for our market share? where is the limit before we go to the international sanctions and global law? >> the problem is the us government does not know what its intentions are. we have not faced that question or decided. there is a lot of complacency with the status quo. that is indefinitely. things in taiwan have gotten better. on the islands dispute, the initial american reaction was a statement from the state department saying the united states does not take a position on the islands. we say it
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. and it looks like the second term of barack obama is going to be an in-your-face term. >> well, senator hagel is a straight talker from the midwest. he'll give you an unvarnished opinion, and very outspoken. but he has stated his unequivocal total support for israel, saying critics have completely distorted his record. graham predicted other republicans would have a hard time with hagel's nomination. and it just makes you wonder what is really behind all this. senator graham complained that hagel had cut ties with the republican party. but obviously president obama isn't under any requirement to nominate anybody from any party, especially the republicans in the first place. maybe republicans don't like the fact that hagel won't be so eager to get us into another confrontation overseas. here is more from the president. >> he understands that sending young americans to fight and bleed in the dirt and mud, that's something we only do when it's absolutely necessary. "my frame of reference," he has said, "is geared towards the guy at the bottom who is doing the fighting and the dying." >> presiden
itself is controversial. president obama agrees with that and many in congress do not. host: the former senator gave an interview with his former state paper, "the lincoln journal star" he said his critics have distorted his views. guest: it is unusual for a to give any interviews at all but he has faced a much criticism that he wanted to get one opening salvo out there and that is what he did. he basically said that he will have a chance to correct the record during his confirmation hearing. we should note from that interview that he is not backing down from any of his positions. he is not saying he no longer believes in the things that he believed in that were so controversial. he just says they are misrepresented. he is doubling down on those positions so that will make the confirmation fight even more interesting to watch. host: what about john brennan? guest: david petraeus resigned in disgrace after being revealed to have had an affair with his biographer. it left a vacancy that needed to be filled and president obama looked around and found the intelligence adviser he was closest
of the instability in the country, but really blaming the united states in its civilian contracts, its redevelopment contracts, for fostering a lot of the corruption in the country. so this is the environment in which president obama and president karzai will be meeting, trying to hammer out some agreement. on the other hand, president karzai would probably be well served by a larger u.s. presence in afghanistan because the more u.s. troops you have there, the more afghan soldiers they're going to train, the better equipped the afghan force is going to be. so again, this is going to be a really tough set of negotiations to see where that number falls. i can tell you, just in the last day or a couple days, i'm hearing more and more that that 6,000 figure is way more likely than that 10,000 figure. >> i suppose either way, numbers of troops is one thing, amounts of money is another. afghan military we've helped bill up cost way more than the afghan government is able to afford, it's billions of dollars still have to go in. >> reporter: yeah. they're owing to have downsize the military. they were build
to vote all those things be taken oh over by constitutional amendment and passed by 75% of the states. you women wouldn't have the right to vote. >> dana: you women? beckel. >> is joe biden task force sounds an argument for guns. >> kimberly: president obama doesn't think america has a spending problem. a his supporters weren't happy when he saw the tax increase hit them in the pocketbook. we break down the numbers when we come back. stay with us. ♪ ♪ >>> obama supporters like buyer's remorse after liberalism finally hits home. your paycheck. >> my boyfriend has had a a lot of expenses and feeling squeezed and having his paycheck lower didn't help. one wrote, many of my friends didn't realize it either >> eric: spread some of your wealth for a while. take the food stamp, obama broke the record. bottom line, folks we spent $100 billion on food stamps last year. money well spent say the left. look at some of the ways welfare recipients have been spending your hard eric monday. strip clubs, ipad purchases, i'm going to start with kimbo. how much waste in the system if they are spending th
may be a the secretary of state, john kerry, who -- well, he seems to the following elements are to marry what he was for and when he was against it. >> from obama's point of view, having a republican, even if he would be nominal, to the cuts in the pentagon that the outgoing secretary of defense, leon panetta, has said are inadvisable, gives the president's political cover to achieve a goal that, i think, is probably ill-advised but certainly given the budget is a step the obama administration -- lou: being? >> cutting defense radically when the chinese and russians are increasing extraordinarily. lou: i shudder to think the expression political cover room we're talking about cutting the defense budget because we already have one charge of cuts that are fairly significant, an excess of 50 billion per year before sequestration. but at a time when the challenges that we are going to be responding to, i mean, political cover, what is necessary for the national defence, the national interest? >> well, that is the decision that the president is going to make. the advantage of som
. just last month, john kerry was nominated as secretary of state. treasury, timothy guide to thei guy tarif president obama announced a couple of his choices for key cabinet positions today. both of them -- national security jobs.. and at least one of them the president is hoping for senate confirmation to expects that to happen. just last month he nominated massachusetts senator john kerry to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. and treasury secretary timothy geithner is expected of the month -- leaving yet >> berkeley assemblywoman nancy skinner is introducing a measure that would regulate ammunition sales in california. the bill would estabilish restrictions similar to those conecerning gun sales in the state. they include requiring sellers to be licensed. and buyers to provide valid identification. caps would also be placed on kits which convert guns into assault weapons. and large ammuntion purchases in short periods of time. would have to be reported to police. says, it will hear arguments on the constitutionality of california's voter approved ban on same -sex marriag
35% some level down to 25 and the other candidate, president obama, the proposed to lower the top corporate racks rate to 25%. it was a strong bipartisan effort in lowering the tax -- the corporate tax rate primarily because of reasons of international competitiveness. the united states is quite out of line with much of the rest of the world about what our tax rate is. on the other hand, we are also out of line on how generous our tax breaks are. what president obama has proposed in broad terms is a rolling back corporate tax breaks as a way to help pay for lowering the top rate. does -- it is something that dave camp and others have in congress have raised for their role is issues about how far we can go and rolling back tax breaks when companies and businesses know that what you are trying to do and different businesses have different opinions. the political discussion has primarily been a round revenue- neutral business or corporate tax reform in which rolling back the tax breaks would be a pay for to bring the top rate down. >> do you think there is a way we can do corporate r
in florida and seven other states that conversation cannot happen legally. >> if a doctor violates what's in obama care as it applies to guns what happens to the doctors? >> that's a good question. what is the penalty? will there be circumvention? it's a larger issue, as a physician, what happens is money dries up for this sort of research, if there's really not a focus on this, then even if you collect the data, finding, beginning the analysis of this and getting the research done can be hard. there are several different layers to this. >> and i'm just trying to get to the underlying reason for this. is it that the nra doesn't want there to be any record of anyone owning a gun anywhere? >> well, yeah, you know, what they'll say and we asked them about this, they say they don't want gun owners to be discriminated against. again there's no history of insurance companies raising premiums and if you look at the language in the affordable care act you can't charge a higher premium to someone because they own a gun. it's a moot point. some say they just want to get rid of that conversation b
't. >> sean: you also talked about a conference call that you had with president obama and you were one of a few people, if not the only person that you knew, that spoke out against the stated withdrawal date. explain why you thought that was a bad idea or a dangerous idea? >> well, the way that actually worked was we had a series of video teleconferences and between one of those video teleconferences i was asked my opinion on -- i was told about the potential for additional forces and asked my opinion on setting a date. i gave mime recommendation, and my recommendation was i didn't recommend that to be a good idea. subsequent to that, but before president obama made the final speech in west point, he in fact brought carl ikenbury and i together on a video teleconference in the white house and brought out what he was going to say and asked if we could live with it. i told him i could. i told him if i thought i couldn't live with it i would have spoken up and said something. >> sean: i think it was the defense secretary at the time, i don't remember exactly who you quoted in the book, th
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on this at the top, david-- obama doctrine that might come out of this next four years? >> well, if the doctrine in the first four years, charlie, was that the united states will act unilaterally when its direct interests are affected-- think of the bin laden raid-- but that it will only act in concert with others when its interests are far more general-- think of the libya invasion where the president insisted that nato and the arab league take the lead, or think about syria where everyone has been pretty well paralyzed for the past year and a half nearly two years now-- then the president has insisted that the u.s. will not act as the policemen of the world. and when i suggested that that light footprint strategy and that doctrine are beginning to run to their limits what i meant was that there are places around the world where people with politics and economics. after several rounds of negotiations, congress averted the fiscal cliff by passing a last-minute deal on january 1. the compromise allowed tax rates to rise only on affluent americans while temporarily suspending across-the-board spen
had to resign in degrees -- disgrace after having an affair with his biographer. what president obama did was search for the closest to him. president obama likes tim. -- likes him. he has been part of all the crucial counter-terror operations united states is been doing along the -- around the world. he is right in the middle of all the secret stuff that the cia is doing. host: what are issues that critics may have with him? guest: the drone program is the main one. the justification of gone into countries and killing people to a process that is just not transparent and with the accountability standards if you actually tried someone or use the military. it is a little bit more of a structure. that is one thing. the other thing is, overall, the role of the cia in fighting the war on terror is just not well understood. that is something that will be covered in these confirmation hearings. >> a cake, for john brennan, a foreign-policy challenges in 2013 -- are they the same? guest: largely, but the cia is going to be focused some places like yemen, libya. remember the u.s. attack -- i'm
the act of civil disobedience repeatedly what was the response of the state? the response of the state was to move in and eradicate the encampment in a coordinated effort run by obama's administration because it terrified the power lee and the democratic party, the kind of liberalism that speaks in the traditional language and has demanded of the kind of constituency that they purport to represent. i watch what political pluralist this does and that is essentially what has happened. we have a system that is incapable of responding of the legitimate grievances and injustices that are being visited on tens of millions of americans. half of this country is now living in either poverty or a category called near poverty and what is the response of the corporate state. for hundreds of thousands of americans which means tens of thousands of these people are going to lose their homes and they are all about to push us over the so-called fiscal cliff. corporations no only one word and that's more to read because of the restraints, the regulations and the impedimenta corporate power have been lif
of the state was to move in and physically eradicate the encamp it's in a coordinated effort run by the obama understanding. this movement terrified the power elet and in particular the democratic party, this kind of faux liberalism that speaks in the traditional feel your pain language and has abandoned the very consequences ensi that they purport to represent. that is very dangerous. i covered the war in the former yugoslavia for the "new york times." i watched what political paralysis does. that is essentially what has happened. we have a system that is incapable of responding to the legitimate grievances and injustices to are being visited on tens of millions of americans. half of this country is leaving in poverty or a category called near poverty. what is the response of the corporate state? it is to cut unemployment benefits for hundreds of thousands of americans, which means tens of thousands of these people are going to lose their homes and they're all about to push us over the so-called fiscal cliff. corporations know only one word and that's more. and because all of the restraints,
you. use it in your home, buy it from a place licensed by the government of colorado or the state of washington, we will come at the. stuart: i don't understand why the obama administration holds that hard line against the legalization of marijuana. i would have thought the man on the left, he is on the left, i would have thought he would come over -- judge napolitano: maybe because he doesn't have to seek reelection again. [talking over each other] judge napolitano: maybe he doesn't care about policing various constituencies. i don't know what his personal views are, but -- in colorado and washington. stuart: not in california. colorado and washington, recreational use of marijuana, the more difficult case to sell because anybody over 21 in the privacy of their home can use it. in california there is the intermediary, you have to go to a doctor and demonstrate the existence of pain, congressional means, and the doctor, the way -- that is what we interfere with. inexplicably would do so in california and new jersey, i am arguing that treating the states equally. stuart: make a jud
will continue to be his own man. that is the kind of person you want as secretary of state when you're in the room deciding about war and peace, you want somebody to give their honest opinion. >> then the bigger question, what do president obama's choices for the second term cab nat signal about how he's going to govern over the next four years. >> these are people who have been around washington and comfortable with one another. they are all well within the mainstream essentially within the 40 yard lines. >> we call the top four cabinet posts, state, defense, treasury and justice, the president normally gets members from both parties coming out saying we're behind whoever you pick. okay? that -- this is not a normal case. >> joining me now is ron fornier, it's great to have you here. here we are less than 24 hours after knowing officially that chuck hagel is going to be appointed and run through the confirmation hearings. the first read from nbc is out, there's no margin of error from this point onward, hague el's support at best in the senate is an inch deep and that inch would ge
do believe that. but one thing i would like to state to the audience is the pentagon, the department of defense, and the obama administration can, right now, put into place that we can be issued military i.d.s. we just can't be issued benefits where there is financial ties to it. so, you know, with a stroke of the pen, this military i.d. could be a nonissue. but back to, you know, your question, you know, the conversation with the group was can you access base, yes, i can, through my caregiver pass. and then initially it was the military i.d. according to their website, according to their facebook, at the time, it said nothing about a military i.d. all it mentioned was a spouse. you know, requirement of being a military spouse. >> so then what's the issue ultimately, you think? >> so, i mean, i believe -- i believe it is because i am in a same sex marriage and i try to, you know, ask the president and the board members to call me so we could discuss this, you know, farther. i never heard anybody. and then i went to, you know, basically the internet and wrote an open letter. and from
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